On 11-Jan-01 Crist J. Clark wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 11, 2001 at 10:53:43AM -0800, John Baldwin wrote:
>> On 11-Jan-01 Jordan Hubbard wrote:
>> >> My personal opinion is that sysinstall.8 is a part of the base system
>> >> and shouldn't be optional. If we take your suggestion, it means that
>> >> installworld will sometimes install this manpage and sometimes it won't.
>> > 
>> > I think we should simply move the stupid man page into man8.  It's a bit
>> > weird to have a man page and its utility live in seperate places, but
>> > the release/ directory in the hierarchy has always been a red-headed
>> > stepchild in any case.  If I had it to do over, it would have all gone
>> > into /usr/src/sbin somewhere.
>> Let's put sysinstall back in sbin/ then.  It _used_ to live there until
>> someone
>> moved it. :)
>> -r--r--r--  1 root  src  62356 Dec 30  1995
>> /usr/cvs/src/sbin/sysinstall/Attic/sysinstall.c,v
> I had assumed that sysinstall was not part of the standard
> installworld for recovery purposes. That is, if a
> buildworld-installworld were to totally hose your system (but of
> course that _never_ happens), you would still have a reliable
> /stand/sysinstall uncorrupted by the errant installworld to aid in
> fixing things.

Erm, many things live in both /stand and other places:

> ll /stand/ | wc -l
> ll /stand/rm /bin/rm
-r-xr-xr-x   2 root  wheel   255736 Jan  9 08:17 /bin/rm
-r-xr-xr-x  31 root  wheel  1729520 Jul 28 07:32 /stand/rm

Putting it in world wouldn't touch /stand, it would just add it to either
/usr/sbin or /sbin and keep that copy updated.

> Again, this is just what I assumed the reason for the design to
> be. And I have never actually used sysinstall to recover a hosed
> upgrade, I like the fixit.flp.
> But IMHO, either both /stand/sysinstall and sysinstall.8 get installed
> when building world or neither do. To me, that seems clear cut.

I vote for both, but not to touch /stand.  We don't keep rm.1 in sync with
/stand/rm, we keep it in sync with /bin/rm, so this seems to be the most

> -- 
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